This is the tenth annual event, hosted by the Belle Isle Cachers (Rattrak, Brummelbear, and Team Rumble), located on Michigan's newest State Park. The isle is a wonder - beautiful views, historical buildings designed by famed Albert Kahn, with new walking paths recently added by the state. It has a multitude of terrains: large, glacial boulders sitting precariously over the fast-moving river, wooded nature trails, wetlands, lakes, and golf courses.
|Windsor (L) - Ambassador Bridge - Detroit (R)|
In addition to several hundred of our friends from Michigan, Ontario, Ohio, and afar, were members of Team Free Range Lobsters (scrapcat, TaGeez, WikidKriket, and 3inaTree). Team FRL won 3 chances as FTF during the raffle, but, alas, as they were so far apart, we happily grabbed #17 and called it a victory.
|Yes, it was above my head. Yes, almost missed it.|
#17 - FTF!
|TaGeez found a cool place to hang out|
|Mrs 3inaTree with WikidKriket|
|Team Free Range Lobsters:|
WikidKriket, TaGeez, scrapcat, and 3inaTree
|Can you believe Jen signed on for this?|
|WikidKriket and TaGeez|
|New peninsula bridge|
Can you see the ice sheets in the bay?
|And... um... what are you doing?|
|The boys looking on in disbelief|
|Good shot of 3inaTree|
|Mrs. YellowJeeperman, Kriket and 3inaTree|
Livingstone Memorial Lighthouse (the only all-marble lighthouse
in North America) in the background
Afterwards, Team FRL headed off to Albert Kahn's Casino for a nice puzzle cache. This is not a modern, Detroit casino - no gambling here. It's the antiquated term for gathering place.
|The new Shinola timepiece in front of the Casino|
|Puzzle final takes us across the red bridge|
|Windsor (L) - Detroit (R)|
See the ice drifts?
|Southern Pier Multi|
|Starting point for the only Letterbox - a LARGE!|
|Team FRL hunting a regular at the Northern pier|
|TaGeez, WikidKriket and 3inaTree|